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Author Guidelines

1. General Author Guidelines

All manuscripts (in English or Arabic language) must be submitted to el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam at ejournal portal address:, where author register as Author and/or offered as reviewer by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office of El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam at the journal contact 

2. Paper Template

All paper should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template. Please download paper template of el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam.

  • Download Paper Template in English here.
  • Download Paper Template in Arabic here.
  • Download Arabic Font here.

3. Reviewing of Papers

If the content and format of the submitted essay is seen as appropriate by the editors of el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam, the paper will then be sent out for 'double- blind review' by independent referees. Revisions may be required in the light of referees' comments before a decision is made to accept or reject the paper.

4. Revision of Papers

All paper sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised articles can be sent to editorial office of el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam through the Online Submission Interface. The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

5. Editorial Office of el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam

All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:

Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang
Jl. Gajayana No. 50, 65144 Malang

Email: /

Telp./Fax.: +62 341 551354, Phone +6282333435641

6. Guideline for Online Submission

Author should first register as Author and/or is offered as Reviewer of el Harakah  through the following address:

Author should fulfil the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

  • Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Article, or Short Communication. Thus, author must check-mark on the submission checklists. Author may type or copy-paste Covering Letter in Letter to Editor.
  • Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a paper to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded. 
  • Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, paper title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  • Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  • Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the paper to el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam, click Finish Submission button after the documents is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site. 

After this submission, Authors who submit the paper will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes status of manuscript review and editorial process.

7. User Rights

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam is: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

8. Preparation Guideline of texts

8.1. General Organization of Paper

The paper will be published in el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam after peer-reviewed process and decided “Accepted” by Editor. The final paper layout will be reproduced by Editorial Office of El Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam. The final paper layout in PDF type, known as “Uncorrected Proof” should be corrected by Author. The final corrected proof will be published first in “Article In Press” pre-issue.

Paper document submitted to this journal (in MS Word) should be arranged as follow:

  • Bodytext of paper article
  • Figure Captions and Table Captions

All illustrations of any kind must be submitted as sequentially numbered figures, one to a page. Although high-resolution images are not required for the initial refereeing stage, if the essay is subsequently selected for publication then all figures and tables will need to be provided at the highest quality in digital format. When symbols, arrows, numbers or letters are used to identify parts of illustrations they must be clearly identified by a key in the figure legend, rather than in the figure itself. Similarly, internal scales, staining or processing of the figure must be explained where appropriate. Figure legends should be listed sequentially on a separate page. In all cases where the author is not the owner of the copyright of the figures, written permission must be obtained from the copyright holder(s) to reproduce the figures in this journal.

Each table must be typed, and consecutively numbered. They should have a brief informative title placed as a heading. Tables should be understandable without reference to the text, but they should be referred to in the text. Explanatory caption should be brief and placed beneath the table. Please note that numbering of tables should be different from the numbering of figures.

Paper length, in either English or Arabic, is at minimum 6.000 words and no longer than 8.000 words excluding abstract and references. Paper content should, in general, be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method (for research based articles);Content/Results and Discussion; Conclusions; and References.

8.2. Paper Title

This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

The title of the paper must be concise, spesific, informative, and complete (maximum 15 words).

8.3. Authors Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names (Full Name). Write clear affiliation of all authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, city, country, include email address of the first author. Only five names can be listed as the authors of each title.

8.4. Abstract and Keywords

Abstract should stand alone, means that no citation in abstract. Consider it the advertisement of your article. Abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear and specific. Use words which reflect the precise meaning, Abstract should be precise and honest, summarizing the significant points of the paper. Please follow word limitations (150-200 words).

8.5. Introduction

In Introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. The introduction should clearly state the purpose of the paper. It should include key references to appropriate work but should not be an historical or literature review.

8.6. Method (for research based articles)

The methods section describes the rationale for the application of specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, and analyze information applied to understanding the research problem, thereby, allowing the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability.

8.7. Content /Finding and Discussion

Content is the body of paper, consists of sub title that represents  discussion of the paper. Findings should be clear and concise. The findings should summarize (scientific) result rather than providing data in great detail. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Finding and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

In discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?

8.8. Conclusion

Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Tell how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.

8.9. References

To write citation and bibliography in your article, please use reference software like Mendeley, Zotero, etc. to make the citation work easier. All notes must appear in the text as citations. This journal uses innote citation, NOT footnote. A citation usually requires only the last name of the author(s), year of publication, and (sometimes) page numbers. For example: (Kamalkhani, 2021: 180-182); (Tracy, 2020); (Erzad & Suciati, 2018); (Sofyan et al., 2021); (Kamalkhani, 2021; Tracy, 2020). The number of reference is at minimum 20, with at least 80 % of primary sources such as journal articles published in the current ten years. The bibliographical style in el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam uses American Psychological Association (APA) manual style, such as:


El Shamsy, A. (2020). Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition. Princeton University Press.

Erzad, A. M., & Suciati, S. (2018). The existence of Kudus Islamic local culture to prevent radicalism in globalization era. QIJIS (Qudus International Journal of Islamic Studies), 6(1), 39-56.

Fayzullayevich, J. S., & Axtamovich, A. A. (2021). The historical fundaments of Islamic Culture in Bukhara. Central Asian Journal of Social Sciences and History, 2(2), 51-59. 

Kamalkhani, Z. (2021). Reconstruction of Islamic knowledge and knowing: A case of Islamic practices among women in Iran. In Women and Islamization (pp. 177-193). Routledge.

Sofyan, D., Saputra, Y. M., Nurihsan, A. J., & Kusmaedi, N. (2021, March). Sports in Indonesian Islamic Community Culture. In 1st Paris Van Java International Seminar on Health, Economics, Social Science and Humanities (PVJ-ISHESSH 2020) (pp. 357-360). Atlantis Press.

Sholehuddin, M. S., Munjin, M., & Adinugraha, H. H. (2021). Islamic Tradition and Religious Culture in Halal Tourism: Empirical Evidence from Indonesia. IBDA: Jurnal Kajian Islam dan Budaya, 19(1), 79-100.

Tracy, K. (2020). Islamic Culture in Perspective. Mitchell Lane.

Herawansyah. (2012). Perayaan Tabut di Kota Bengkulu dalam Perspektif Struktural Fungsional. Ph.D. Dissertation. Program Pasca Sarjana Universitas Airlangga.

Utriza, A. (2008). Mencari Model Kerukunan Antaragama. Kompas. March 19: 59.

More reference examples is here  

Arabic romanization should be written as follows:

Letters: a/’, btthjkhddhrzsshẓ ghfqlmnhwy. Short vowels: aiu. long vowels: âîû. Diphthongs: awayTâ marbûṭâht or h. Article: al-.

9. Conventions

Use only recommended SI units. Numerals should be used for all numbers of two or more digits, and for single digits when attached to units of measure. Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses after their first mention in the text in accordance with internationally agreed rules.

10. Copyright

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles to el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. Not in pdf.

  3. The text follows the paper template; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. 

  4. The text adheres to the language, stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

  5. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  6. The similarity index is at maximum 15%

Copyright Notice

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or licence the publication rights in their articles to el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

The journal operates an Open Access policy under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike license. Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.



The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, the copyright for publishing (publishing right) of the article shall be assigned/transferred to the publisher of el Harakah Jurnal Budaya Islam.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Copyright Transfer Agreement for Publishing (CTAP)'. The form of CTAP is available here.

The Editors and the Advisory International Editorial Board make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions, or statements be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in this journal are the exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.

Remember, even though we ask for a transfer of copyright for publishing (CTAP), our journal Author(s) retain (or are granted back) significant scholarly rights as mentioned before.



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